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Impossible to buy for!

Remigirl Remigirl
My husband is the worst person to buy gifts for! I can never think of anything good to get him. Most of my gift ideas for him are things that he won't be able to use right off, like hunting stuff which he can't use until next year. Does anyone else have this issue with their other half?
12/13/2011
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padmeamidala padmeamidala
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Originally posted by Remigirl
My husband is the worst person to buy gifts for! I can never think of anything good to get him. Most of my gift ideas for him are things that he won't be able to use right off, like hunting stuff which he can't use until next year. Does ...
I find my Master very difficult to shop for. I have managed to pick him up a few neat things though.

My teen daughter is difficult to shop for as well. She's very picky. So I mostly just get her gift cards.
12/13/2011
Remigirl Remigirl
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Originally posted by padmeamidala
I find my Master very difficult to shop for. I have managed to pick him up a few neat things though.

My teen daughter is difficult to shop for as well. She's very picky. So I mostly just get her gift cards.
I told my hubby I would just get lingerie! This would be just as much for him as it is for me!

Teen girls are very difficult to buy for! My niece is almost at that age so she is also a difficult one to get gifts for.
12/13/2011
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
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Originally posted by Remigirl
My husband is the worst person to buy gifts for! I can never think of anything good to get him. Most of my gift ideas for him are things that he won't be able to use right off, like hunting stuff which he can't use until next year. Does ...
T_T Finally someone that shares my pain!
My mother and my boyfriend are pretty much impossible to get gifts for that they'll actually use.
12/16/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
My husband refuses to give a list most of the time because he doesn't want gifts. I end up getting him shirts and socks because I don't always know what else to get him.
12/16/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
My husband "doesn't beleive" in gift lists or ideas. I had to go through hell to let him know that getting people things they might actually want rather than his picking random crap for people is probably a better use of money and friendship. (or worse, his habit of buying people CDs HE likes and then going, "Why wouldn't they like it? It's good!")

He refuses to give me ANY idea what to give him for any gift. Last year I spent $40.00 (which is a lot for me) and bought him a T Shirt with a guitar that plays chords on it (he's a guitar player) and has a little amp. He tried it, couldn't play notes, said, "I'll never use this." And it has sat in his closet, unworn for a year. The year before I spent more than I could afford for a nail gun.... never used it. I could go on and on. One anniversary, I got him NOTHING, (because he said to get him nothing) and he got all bent out of shape that I didn't get him anything. WTF?

My G*d his parents did a number on him. (for them, gifts are a way to manipulate people, their gifts come with caveats and conditions. And they don't actually BUY people anything, they give money, then tell you what you have to spend it on. His mother gave us some money to put in our daughter's college fund (as all MY parents have done, with NO conditions) and then said if we didn't get her braces, too, she would take the money back. WTF?) He has a very unhealthy relationship to gifts and holidays because of these people who "raised" him.

So, no, today is my "internet shopping day" and I am clueless as to what to buy him.
12/16/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
My mother solved it with my dad and brother - shirts, pants, socks, and underwear. If they really want something, they have to tell her directly and in no uncertain terms of what it is, otherwise she'll pick out the wrong thing. It's rather easy for me to shop for them, as my brother's into giant robots and dad is into blues and barbecue. Mom ... just give her anything about musicals, Barbra Streisand, or Mexico. My family has always been direct with each other (immediate family) on our wishlists, because our tastes/collections are so particular.

Master is interesting to shop for, especially since I have no money to do so. He asked me for baked goods, which I sent him. I wanted to get him some sort of photography or travel gear, but that'll have to wait for next year or so. He didn't ask what I wanted, but he sent me a package anyway ... I'm going to honestly be surprised by his gifts.

All else fails ... gift cards.
12/16/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
My father is incredibly difficult to shop for; he has so much of the stuff he likes it's hard to find new options.
12/16/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I admit, I'm horrible to buy for! With a birthday being so close to Xmas, people have said to me "If don't wait until the last minute to get you something, I'll end up getting you something you just bought for yourself!"

Gift cards all the way!
12/16/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by Remigirl
My husband is the worst person to buy gifts for! I can never think of anything good to get him. Most of my gift ideas for him are things that he won't be able to use right off, like hunting stuff which he can't use until next year. Does ...
No he's easy to buy for. He loves video games,anime,movies/tv. He likes funny books and gifts too. I bought him some funny Book about Chuck Norris and he loved it. I will just ask alot of questions throughout the year do you have a video game that starts with "A" or is there anything you need. I can just watch him at wal mart he will be like "thats cool" or something. I got him an early gift it was a very soft throw blanekt cuz he was with me at wal mart stroking it saying "this is nice ahhhh so soft" LOL. He talks about things he likes all the time. I can evesdrop at work and he is talking about some show or video game lol.Often I run out of ideas like should I get that one,will he like that one more..sometimes I think about taking a risk not sure he likes something but he may....AI try to switch things up and get him a game I know he will like but most likely a title he knows little about or never heard of it.

Even though he mentioned the pans I had were really nice and easy to clean...I think he will be very surprised when he sees I got him a few. They are expensive.
12/16/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by Remigirl
My husband is the worst person to buy gifts for! I can never think of anything good to get him. Most of my gift ideas for him are things that he won't be able to use right off, like hunting stuff which he can't use until next year. Does ...
No he's easy to buy for. He loves video games,anime,movies/tv. He likes funny books and gifts too. I bought him some funny Book about Chuck Norris and he loved it. I will just ask alot of questions throughout the year do you have a video game that starts with "A" or is there anything you need. I can just watch him at wal mart he will be like "thats cool" or something. I got him an early gift it was a very soft throw blanekt cuz he was with me at wal mart stroking it saying "this is nice ahhhh so soft" LOL. He talks about things he likes all the time. I can evesdrop at work and he is talking about some show or video game lol.Often I run out of ideas like should I get that one,will he like that one more..sometimes I think about taking a risk not sure he likes something but he may....AI try to switch things up and get him a game I know he will like but most likely a title he knows little about or never heard of it.

Even though he mentioned the pans I had were really nice and easy to clean...I think he will be very surprised when he sees I got him a few. They are expensive.
12/16/2011
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